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Bundle of papers on the selection of an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Bombay

  1. Amendment to Mr. K. Natarajan’s motion by Mr. D.G. Dalvi, fl. January 1920.

  2. Letter from Patrick Geddes, Department of Sociology and Civics, University of Bombay, to the Vice-Chancellor and Members of the Senate, University of Bombay, 30 January 1920.
    Patrick Geddes reports on the selection, by himself and Mr. K. Natarajan, of an assistant professor of Sociology at Bombay University. Advocates for Mr. Perwani to continue his work as Assistant Professor of Sociology in the place of Mr. K. Natarajan. Refers to the amendment by Mr. D.G. Dalvi to Mr. K. Natarajan’s motion.

  3. Report by Patrick Geddes on two applications from Mr. Swaminathan and Mr. M.C. Chaterjee for the post of Assistant professor of Sociology and Civics at the University of Bombay, fl. February 1920.

  4. Report by Patrick Geddes on an application from Mr. H.S. Stark for the post of Assistant professor of Sociology and Civics at the University of Bombay, 11 March 1920.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Letter from Patrick Geddes, Professor of Sociology and Civics, Department of Sociology and Civics, Mumbay, to the Registrar of the University of Bombay, Mumbai

Discusses the Congress of Universities at Oxford and supports a collaboration between University and City as proposed by Dr. Mackichan’s in his report.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy letter from Patrick Geddes, Edinburgh, to Charles Mackinnon Douglas

Patrick Geddes expresses his dissatisfaction with The Educational Reform Conference, which in his opinion focused too much on administrative matters related to the creation of an Association, rather than on the actual topics of education and reform. Geddes feels that the politicians appointed to lead the Association do not have enough technical or scientific knowledge to truly reform education. Mentions Richard Burdon Haldane, Robert Lowe, J.M. White, F.W.Young, F.G.Ogilvie, Sir G. Pullar, Lord Reay, Lord Elgin, Miss Stevenson, Stanley Hall, John Dewey, Rein, Liard, Lalique, Rodin, Graham Bell, Picard, Reclus, and Ernest Lavisse.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy letter from Patrick Geddes, to Miss Matthias

Patrick Geddes is glad Miss Matthias agreed to furnish Mr. S. Shrinivasiyengar Setlur with the information he requested on primary and secondary schools. Clarifies Mr. Setlur’s enquiry and make some suggestions. Explains Mr. Setlur wishes to use the information to make schools in Mysore more effective and advises Miss Matthias to correspond directly with Mr. Setlur. Geddes consents to indemnifying Miss Matthias on behalf of Mr. Setlur for any necessary expenses required.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Letter from Patrick Geddes, Outlook Tower, Edinburgh, to Sunder Lal

Patrick Geddes acknowledges receipt of Mr. Sunder Lal’s letter of 23 August. Clarifies his planning proposal and states his views as to how the Hindu University at Allahabad should physically develop. Geddes is willing to consider a proposal regarding his remuneration as planner from the University if the committee finds his fee too his or his plans too demanding. Clarifies that the University buildings illustrations he had sent were not architectural plans but merely sketches.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Notes on the Hindu University of Benares

Notes related to Patrick Geddes’ ‘Lecture on Universities’, visits to the Hindu University and correspondence.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Draft letter from Patrick Geddes, Dublin, to the Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Rector of St. Andrews University

Patrick Geddes advocates the need for strong protest against the destruction of the University of Louvain by German forces. Geddes argues for the joint international effort of universities from various countries and encourages the Earl of Aberdeen to use the power of his status to this effect.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy of an application for leave of absence for the summer session from Patrick Geddes, India, to the Secretary of the University of St. Andrews

Patrick Geddes wishes to apply for leave of absence from his duties as professor of Botany for the coming summer session. His intention is to gather an international team of town-planners to help reconstruct the destroyed cities of Belgium after military attacks. Mentions A. Francis, the Head of Local and Municipal Departments for the Presidency of Madras.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy letter from Patrick Geddes to John Ross

Informs John Ross that Raymond Unwin and Thomas Adam showed interest in Charles Robert Ashbee’s Universities and Colleges Exhibition. Mentions the difficulty indicated by John Lea and encloses a copy of Lea’s letter. Believes a collaboration between the ‘Cities and Town Planning’ and Charles Robert Ashbee’s Exhibition would be beneficial. Indicates his own initial plan of the Exhibition could be adjusted in the event of such a collaboration. Encloses copy of letter to Ashbee [extant].

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy letter from Patrick Geddes to Charles Robert Ashbee

Asks Charles Robert Ashbee for his opinion on a collaborative project which would unite Geddes’ ‘Cities and Town Planning’ Exhibition and Ashbee’s ‘Universities and Colleges’ Exhibition. Mentions Robert Davies Roberts, Raymond Unwin and Thomas Adam. Encloses a copy of John Lea’s letter [not extant].

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Draft letter from Patrick Geddes, London, to Robert Davies Roberts

Patrick Geddes regrets the low attendance rate and small financial gains of a recent course of the University Extension Scheme organised by himself. Discusses the reasons for this and hopes the situation will improve.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

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